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DePaul University Career Center quarterly newsletter
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Accounting and Finance Company Pitch Day Monday, September 24 Kick-Start Your Communication Career Wednesday, October 17
Fall Job & Internship Fair Friday, October 5 Teacher’s Forum Saturday, October 20
Prepare for the Fair
Fall Workshop Series
More events on page 4
DePaul Center Suite 9500 1 E. Jackson Boulevard (312) 362-8437 (312) 362-8565 fax
Behavioral Job Interview Questions
By Lynn Gibson, Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Mentor
Lincoln Park Office
Schmitt Academic Center Room 192 2320 N. Kenmore Avenue (773) 325-7431 (773) 325-7432 fax
Contact Donna Del Giudice at (312) 362-5712 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information on career services.
The Fall Job & Internship Fair is coming up and that means recruiters will be looking to meet talented, enthusiastic candidates who will become successful interns and employees for their respective organizations. And while the talented and enthusiastic part is easy when you’re talking about DePaul students and grads, a lot of firms are recognizing that to create a win-win situation, the recruiting process has to be kicked up a notch. One of the areas getting a LOT of attention is interview questions – specifically, behavioral questions. Consultants are actively encouraging organizations to develop questions that are better suited to discovering candidates’ strengths and determining their probable cultural “fit”. Of course, as a candidate, these things are critical to you too, because without the right strengths for a particular role and without a good environment in which to thrive, you cannot be successful! What follows is a list, in no particular order, of some of the questions that various consultants have suggested: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Tell me about yourself. Why should I pick you? Define work ethic and describe yours. Tell me about a time when you solved a problem. Tell me what steps you take to monitor/maintain/improve the quality of your work. Tell me about a time when you pitched in to help someone when it wasn’t “your job”. Tell me about a time when you had to work/interact with someone you didn’t like. If you were put in a compromising situation at work, where would you turn? Tell me about the hardest decision you’ve had to make. Tell me about a time you knew you were right but had to follow directions or guidelines. Tell me about the last time your workday ended before you got everything done.
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10 Career Strategies for Freshmen and Sophomores
You control your career destiny! Just going to class and picking up your diploma after four years doesn’t cut it. You need to become active on and off campus. Becoming marketable to employers or graduate schools is a four-year job. Here are the top 10 things you can do during college to make yourself marketable at job-search time. In fact, if you do all 10 of these, you’ll be unstoppable: 1. Keep your grades up — Employers and graduate schools want candidates with good grades. That will probably never change. Doing well academically not only proves that you have a good knowledge base, but indicates a strong work ethic — a trait that employers value. 2. Identify your interests, skills, values, and personal characteristics — The first step to clarifying your career goals is to go through a process of selfassessment. It is important to learn about who you are, what you like, and what is important to you when thinking about majors and careers. Visit the Career Center or attend a workshop like Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) for assistance.
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Behavioral Job Interview Questions
12. Tell me about the last time a customer/ co-worker/team member got mad at you. 13. Tell me about a time when you were at your best. (situation/actions/result) 14. What’s the nicest thing you’ve done for someone? 15. What did (do) you like least/most about your job/internship? 16. Which job, internship or class did you like the most/least, and why? 17. What was the most productive team you’ve ever been on, and why? 18. What has been your most deadline sensitive project and how did you manage it? 19. What do people consider you the “go to” person for (work/class project/volunteer)? 20. Tell me about your last mistake. 21. Tell me about the type of environment that brings out the best in you. While you may hear some of these questions, or at least similar questions, it’s impossible to guess/ predict the exact questions any particular recruiter will ask. It is, however, safe to predict a few things: • Broad areas of interest are: stress management (i.e. deadlines – both predictable and crisis; work/school/life prioritization; high pressure work environment – understaffed, ever changing priorities, time sensitive
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SHARPEN CAREER KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Workshop Series Improve your career readiness through more than twenty different workshops. Career Advising Walk in and see a Peer Career Advisor or make an appointment to see a Career Advisor who specializes in your major.
GAIN INTERNSHIP & WORK EXPERIENCE
University Internship Program Get valuable work experience while you fulfill your Liberal Studies Experiential Learning requirement through this internship program. Student Employment Earn a wage and gain careerrelevant experience through on-campus jobs, internships, or temporary project work through Student Temporary Services.
activity), interpersonal skills (i.e. teamwork, customer service, collaboration, maturity, conflict resolution, communication skills, listening), business ethics, work ethic, and decision making/judgment/how you “think”. Make sure you have thought about these areas and have engaging, brief stories to relate if/when one of the topics comes up. • Given the relatively short face-to-face time at a job fair, recruiters generally ask the questions that are most relevant to their screening process, so use that as a cue to focus on your strengths that relate directly to their “hot button”. • Recruiters not blessed with a photographic memory cannot possibly remember every person they speak with at a job fair…however they tend to remember people they “liked”, people who “genuinely” engaged them in their stories and people who asked them good questions! You can be memorable! I look forward to seeing you at the Fall Job & Internship Fair on October 5th. I’ll be doing the Tell Me About Yourself 101 workshops and helping out at the ASK Oasis tables so please stop by and say hi! To connect with Lynn and other ASK Mentors like her, please visit http://ask.depaul.edu. H
BUILD YOUR NETWORK
Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Connect with DePaul Alumni volunteers who are working in your field of interest through this mentoring and networking program. Career Networking Events Meet and learn from working professionals in your field of interest at these events, held throughout the academic year. Company Presentations Make contacts and learn about company cultures at organizations that recruit at DePaul.
Prepare for the Fair: A little research goes a long way
By Jacqueline Molina, Editorial Communications Intern
DePaul’s Career Center holds a variety of Job & Internship Fairs for DePaul students and alumni each year, which range from industry-specific fairs to more general fairs. If you’ve never attended a fair before, you might wonder: can I really find a job or internship at one of these fairs? Is attending a fair worth it? The answer to both of these questions is YES. Job opportunities are waiting for you. However, it’s important to do your research before attending any fair in order to make your time worthwhile. A good way to start off this research is by checking out the DePaul Career Center website at careercenter.depaul.edu and clicking on the “Events & Workshops” tab. There you will find information regarding upcoming Job & Internship Fairs, workshops and other events held by the Career Center. The Job & Internship Fair section provides useful tips on how to prepare before attending a fair as well as on what to do while at the fair. It’s also always a good idea to look up which employers will be attending a fair and the types of positions they’ll be recruiting for, given this information can help you determine whether a certain fair is a good fit for you and if the positions available match the criteria of your job or internship search. It will also help you target
which organizations to visit during the fair and which to research a little more before you go. To access the list of employers attending any given fair, click “View current job fair schedule” on the Job & Internship Fair webpage. From there, you can click on the list of registered organizations for each fair. You can also follow the Career Center on Facebook and Twitter to get timely updates and advance lists on who’s coming to the different fairs. Another great tip is to attend the industry-specific fairs such as the Management, Marketing and Sales Fair in November or the Music & Entertainment Fair in February. The real world is not organized by major! Employers at these fairs are looking for students from a variety of majors, backgrounds and skill levels. Don’t disregard a niche fair - otherwise you could miss out on the dream job or internship opportunity you’ve been looking for. To learn more about DePaul’s Job & Internship Fairs visit careercenter.depaul.edu or check out the photos from fairs on the Career Center’s OrgSync page. Hope to see you at the Fall Job & Internship Fair on October 5, 2012. H
On-Campus Interviewing Apply with top companies online and interview right here on campus. Job & Internship Fairs Connect with hundreds of hiring employers at multiple fairs throughout the academic year. Job & Internship Listings Search thousands of open positions online in DePaul.Experience. Online Resume Books Make your resume available through DePaul.Experience so employers can find you when seeking candidates who match specific criteria.
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10 Career Strategies for Freshmen and Sophomores
3. Actively explore career options — You owe it to yourself to find a career that enriches your life. Actively exploring careers means talking with professionals in occupations of interest and observing professionals on the job. Connect with alumni via the Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) program. Also, attend any career fairs, speaker panels and career networking events that are offered. 4. Become active in extracurricular activities and clubs — Active involvement in activities and clubs on campus is highly valued by employers and graduate schools. Joining a club is fine, but becoming active within that club is what matters most. Become a leader, hold an office, or coordinate an event. You will develop your skills in leadership and teamwork—skills that recruiters covet! 5. Get involved in community service — It’s important that you begin to understand and appreciate the importance of giving back to your community, and that you live in a larger community than your college or hometown. Typically, students look at community service as a chore. After they’ve served, however, it’s usually one of the most rewarding experiences they’ve had! Recruiters love to see that you’ve volunteered to help in your community. 6. Develop your computer skills — Take advantage of the computer courses and workshops DePaul offers. You can also learn a lot by just experimenting with different software packages on your own. Finally, you should learn how to develop your own web page or web-based portfolio. 7. Develop your writing skills — Over and over, company and graduate school recruiters complain about the lack of writing skills among college graduates. Don’t avoid classes that
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are writing intensive. Work at developing your writing skills. Have the Writing Center take a look at your papers from time to time. Remember, the first impression you give to recruiters is typically your cover letter or personal statement. 8. Complete at least one internship in your chosen career field — More and more, internships are the springboards to employment and getting into graduate programs. Many recruiters say that when they need to fill entry-level jobs, they will only hire previous interns. In addition to making yourself more marketable, internships also are a great way to explore careers and determine whether or not certain careers are for you. 9. Gain an appreciation of diversity through study abroad, foreign languages, and courses — We are now, more than ever, working within a global work force. For you to be successful at work and in your life, you must stretch yourself, and learn about people and cultures different than yours. Take advantage of the wonderful study-abroad opportunities and the courses relating to diversity. 10. Use the Career Center all four years — The Career Center can help you throughout your entire college career. From choosing a major, to writing a resume, to landing a job or internship, there are resources and services to assist you. Remember, you control your career destiny. Don’t wait until your senior year to start realizing your goals. Your career train is on the move. Jump on board now so you can reach your destination! Adapted from Bob Orndorff. Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, copyright holder, www.naceweb.org. H
Explore Career and Volunteer Opportunities at these Fairs!
Post Graduate Volunteer Fair
Thursday, September 20, 2012 • 9:30am - 12:00pm Student Center Atrium, Lincoln Park Campus It’s Senior Year. What do I do next year? How can I include service and social justice? How can I make a difference? Where do I start? Find answers to these questions at the Post Graduate Volunteer Fair. Sponsored by University Ministry. Questions? Contact Joyana Dvorak at email@example.com.
Fall Job & Internship Fair
Friday, October 5, 2012 • 11:00am – 3:00pm Student Center 120 & 314, Lincoln Park Campus Recruiters from a wide variety of industries will be seeking qualified candidates of all majors and experience levels at this event. Companies will be hiring for full-time, part-time, and/or internship-level opportunities at this fair. Open only to DePaul students and alumni. Register for the fair at http://depaul.experience.com.
resume & interview prep
depaul at social media week
There are two great events being held on DePaul’s Loop Campus during Chicago’s Social Media Week 2012. These events are open to the public. Check out http://socialmediaweek.org for more information and to register. Registration is required!
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suburban career services
Career services including advising, practice interviews and networking events are specially designed for DePaul’s suburban students. Please also check the event listings on pages 4-8 for offerings at your campus. A Career Center advisor will be available on the following dates for individual advising. Contact the Loop Career Center at (312) 362-8437 to make a suburban advising appointment. Naperville Campus Wednesday, September 26 Thursday, October 25 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
No appointment necessary! Peer career advisors are available for walk-in appointments and can teach students and alumni about Career Center services, including DePaul’s web-based system DePaul.Experience, On-Campus Interviewing (OCI), resume resources, career mentors, workshop and event registration and much more.
SOCIAL MEDIA & THE CHANGING FACE OF EMPLOYMENT
Wednesday, September 26, 12:30-2:30pm DePaul Center 8005
RESUME DRIVE THRU
Need resume help? Don’t have time to set an appointment? Cruise on over to SAC 192 or DPC 8th Floor for a Resume Drive Thru! Career Center staff will be standing by every Wednesday at both campuses between 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. and 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. to help you create or revise your resume. Stop by for a resume tune-up!
Social Media has been instrumental in the disruption of so many industries. In what ways has it impacted (for better or worse) the ways we fill and find jobs? Hosted by Zocalo Group and DePaul University.
ENGAGE YOUR AUDIENCE: THE REAL-TIME INFLUENCE
Wednesday, September 26, 3:00-4:30pm DePaul Center 8005
The Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Volunteer Network gives you the opportunity to enhance your interviewing skills by meeting with an ASK Volunteer. During the one-on-one session, you will participate in a mock interview and receive helpful tips and feedback. Visit ask.depaul.edu to view the schedule. Contact ASK at (312) 362-8281 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or scheduling concerns.
A panel of social media experts will address today’s trends and provide examples and industry knowledge on how to engage audiences and use the societal effects of real-time communication to capitalize in different marketplaces. Q&A session will follow. Hosted by JB Chicago, Deals Magazine and DePaul University’s Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Program.
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job search support
JOB SEARCH TEAM
The Career Center holds a Job Search Team meeting for experienced professionals and those in transition on the third Thursday of every month except December. The team shares resources and insights, provides encouragement, and networks. Job seekers are there to support their peers and benefit from the public accountability. If you are interested in attending, please contact Donna Del Giudice at email@example.com.
job & internship fairs
Job & Internship Fairs are free. Unless otherwise noted, the Job & Internship Fairs are not open to the general public. You must be a DePaul student or alumnus to attend.
O’Hare Campus Monday, September 24 Wednesday, October 24 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
FALL QUARTER FALL JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR
Friday, October 5, 2012 │11am – 3pm Lincoln Park Campus, Student Center 120 & 314
considering graduate school?
GRADUATE SCHOOL GEAR UP
Ongoing in October
Recruiters from a wide variety of industries will be seeking qualified candidates of all majors and experience levels at this event. Companies will be hiring for full-time, part-time, and/or internship-level opportunities at this fair.
MANAGEMENT, MARKETING AND SALES JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR
Friday, November 2, 2012 │11am – 3pm Loop Campus, DePaul Center, Concourse Level
The Career Center is sponsoring a series of events to students and alumni make decisions about whether graduate school is the right option and if so, how prepare for the process. In October, you can take advantage of workshops, advising, graduates school fairs and open houses to help you make this important decision. Watch careercenter.depaul.edu for more information!
Explore a career in management, marketing or sales at this annual recruiting event. Employers will be seeking students and alumni to fill a wide variety of jobs and internships.
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➾ Register for events at depaul.experience.com
BIG EAST VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR
November 13 & 14, 2012 │Online
BIG EAST CAREER FAIR
Friday, March 8, 2013 │10am – 3pm Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
The Big East Career Consortium, in partnership with CareerEco, is offering its 9th Big East Virtual Fair to the students & alumni of Big East Conference schools. You will have the opportunity to meet and interact with dozens of industry leading employers, without ever having to leave home. Visit employers’ booths, view/apply for jobs, watch employer videos, chat with recruiters, submit your resume, and perhaps even secure a live video interview. Registration details and other information at: http://www.bigeastcareerfair.org/
Career Centers from Big East Conference schools have joined together to offer this unparalleled recruiting event for students and alumni of any major or degree. Employers from a variety of career fields will be recruiting for employment and internship opportunities. Registration details and other information at: http://www.bigeastcareerfair.org/
KICK-START YOUR COMMUNICATION CAREER: A NIGHT OF NETWORKING
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 5:00-7:00pm Student Center, Room 120, Lincoln Park Campus
SPRING QUARTER JUST IN TIME JOB FAIR
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 │10am – 2pm Lincoln Park Campus, Student Center 120
Join us for an evening of industry advice, career insight and networking. Connect with professionals from a variety of experience levels and learn more about pursuing a career in journalism, public relations, communications, and/or advertising. The event will begin with a keynote speech followed by roundtable networking sessions.
WINTER QUARTER WINTER INTERNSHIP FAIR
Friday, February 8, 2013 │11am – 3pm Lincoln Park Campus, Student Center 120 & 314
Saturday, October 20, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Student Center, Room 120, Lincoln Park Campus
Join us for DePaul’s first internships-only recruiting event! Companies from a wide variety of industries will be seeking qualified candidates of all majors for internship openings at this event.
This annual event, held the week after graduation, aims to help recent grads find immediate opportunities. Employers will be recruiting for part-time, full-time, temporary, and/or internship level opportunities. Staffing firms and post-graduation volunteer organizations will also be in attendance at this event.
EDUCATION JOB FAIR
Saturday, February 23, 2013 │10am – 2pm Lincoln Park Campus, Room TBD
career networking events
Networking Events often consist of a panel discussion followed by an informal reception where you can speak with panelists in small groups or one-on-one. Professionals share information about career paths, industry trends, specific companies and professional development.
This forum is open to DePaul College of Education students who will complete or have completed their student teaching experience, those starting their first year of teaching and recent COE alumni. Hear a keynote speaker, participate in roundtable discussions, practice interviewing and receive resume/e-portfolio critique.
PROFILES IN HEALTH
Friday, October 26, 2012, 1:00-3:00pm McGowan South, First Floor Atrium, Lincoln Park Campus
This fair is designed for students and alumni eligible to work no later than Fall 2013. Connect with employers, schools, and school districts seeking candidates of all experience levels for positions as teachers, administrators, advisors and counselors. This fair is open to the public from 11:30am-2pm. All members of the public MUST pre-register through EventBrite to attend.
FALL QUARTER ACCOUNTING & FINANCE COMPANY PITCH DAY
Monday, September 24, 2012, 2:30-5:00pm DePaul Center, Rooms 8005, 8009, 8010, 8014, Loop Campus
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT CAREER FAIR
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 │6pm – 9pm Lincoln Park Campus, Student Center 120
The DePaul Music Business Organization (DMBO) and the Career Center invite you to take advantage of this valuable opportunity to connect with top companies in the music and entertainment fields! This fair is open to the public. Non-DePaul attendees are subject to a $10 registration fee.
TECHNOLOGY AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR
Friday, March 8, 2013 │11am – 3pm Loop Campus, DePaul Center, Concourse Level
Gain insight from and network with professionals representing careers in public accounting, corporate finance and accounting, consulting and commercial banking and non-profit, government, and small business will provide expert industry advice and career insight. The event will begin with a series of brief pitches delivered by company representatives. The company pitch session will be followed by breakout sessions where students can meet with professionals for open networking.
Get career insight and expert advice from professionals representing a variety of healthcare fields. This event will begin with the “Clinical Rotations,” portion, during which attendees will have the opportunity to rotate to various roundtables and learn more about the professionals and their career paths. The event will conclude with the “Medical Mashups,” portion, during which attendees will have the opportunity to rotate to tables hosted by two professionals from different backgrounds to learn how their healthcare careers overlap and correlate.
SAVE THE DATE
Watch careercenter.depaul.edu for additional networking events in Winter and Spring quarters covering industries and topics such as: • • • • • Information Technology Interactive Media Marketing Research Management and Human Resources Healthcare and Science
Explore a career in technology at this annual recruiting event. Employers will be seeking students and alumni to fill a wide variety of jobs and internships within computer science, information technology, cinema and interactive media.
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fall 2012 workshop series
Workshop Calendar and Registration
Attendance at these events is FREE, however pre-registration is required for all workshops, practice interviews and orientations through DePaul.Experience. Please visit depaul. experience.com to view the calendar and register for workshops and events.
Workshops are listed in alphabetical order.
Discover Your Leadership Style with the FIRO-B A This workshop is ideal for students with work experience, alumni and career changers. The Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior™ (FIRO-B®) is a personality assessment that identifies needs/wants regarding your interpersonal work style. Results from this assessment will help you gain additional insight about your leadership approach to help you work more strategically.
Thursday, November 8 1:00-3:00pm DPC 9500
Navigating Your Career Change A Experienced professionals who are considering or already involved in the process of changing careers will benefit from this workshop. Learn how to develop a change plan by identifying the career development components you most need to work on. This workshop will help you identify the type of transition you are attempting and assess its level of difficulty.
Monday, November 19 5:30-7:00pm DPC 9500
Polish Your Professional Interviewing Skills A Refresh your interviewing skills and learn how to prepare for advanced interviewing techniques including critical behavioral, panel and case interviews. Review the do’s and don’ts for interview situations and learn how to address the most difficult questions.
Tuesday, November 6 5:30-7:00pm DPC 9500
Strengthen Your Resume and Cover Letter A Learn about different resume formats and how to best market your accomplishments for specific audiences. This workshop is ideal for someone who has already written a resume and is looking to enhance or change the content or structure.
Tuesday, October 23 5:30-7:00pm SAC 151
A = This workshop is for working professionals,
alumni, adult, and graduate students.
Ace Professionalism and Beat Your Competition Learn professionalism strategies, including how to stand a cut above your competition and perform with great precision and success. This workshop focuses on audiences working in internships, on-campus, and part/full time jobs. Give yourself an advantage in interviewing, accepting and declining job offers, and becoming a pro on the job. Tuesday, October 2 2:00-3:30pm DPC 9500 Ace Your First Professional Interview Preparing for interviews can give you the confidence you need to highlight your strengths. This workshop teaches you how to prepare for the interviewing and post-interview follow-up process. You will be introduced to the various types of interviews, including behavioral interviewing. Thursday, September 20 3:30-5:00pm DPC 9500 Tuesday, October 30 2:00-3:30pm LPC TBD Connecting Your Values to Career Satisfaction Your work values play a very important role in determining what kind of work you find fulfilling. Through this workshop, you’ll assess and prioritize your most important work values, and discover how to use what you’ve learned about your work values to help guide your career decisions. Thursday, September 27 1:00-2:30pm LPC TBD Creating Your Career Plan B Expand your career options. Learn how to assess your strengths and transferable skills to explore careers paths that might be a good match. Gain a better understanding of the job market and identify hot jobs and growing industries. Get an overview of various job search
tactics, resources available at DePaul to optimize your job search, and more. Monday, November 5 1:00-2:30pm DPC 9500 Demystify Networking and Create Connections Developing a strong professional network has become an increasingly important and powerful strategy used by effective job seekers in all fields. In this workshop, you will learn how to maximize your networking opportunities and build a set of contacts. Monday, October 22 12:00-1:30pm SAC 151 Grow Your Network Most career and job search advice include networking as an effective strategy. But what does that mean? In this webinar, we will discuss the dos and don’ts of networking, resources to help you meet professionals in your area of interest, tips on how to continue the conversation after the first meeting, and how to leverage the power of networking. Thursday, October 18 6:00-7:00pm Webinar Handling Job Offers Determine the best techniques and practices to negotiate your compensation package. This workshop will include a discussion on salary, benefits negotiation, and offer advice on how to handle salary requests and multiple offers. Wednesday, November 7 5:30-6:30pm Teleconference & Hit the Ground Running: Career Resources for Teachers Note: These workshops are open only to students and alumni in DePaul’s College of Education. In these workshops, you will receive an overview of resources and career tips in order to prepare for your job search in the teaching profession. In part 1,
we will review how to update your resume after student teaching, how to strengthen your cover letter, and review what components are helpful to consider when constructing your portfolio. Part 2 will offer resources in how to be strategic in your job search, the importance of identifying networking strategies, and how to prepare for the interview process. Students and alumni can attend one or both of the workshops. Part 1 – Monday, October 8 3:00-5:00pm SAC 151 Part 2 – Tuesday, November 13 4:00-6:00pm SAC 151 How Can Alumni Help Me Plan My Career? What are your plans after getting your degree? Do you know what kinds of jobs you can get with your major? DePaul alumni can help! Learn about the different resources available to you as you think about classes to take and skills to build while you’re a student. We’ll talk about where to find alumni who can help you and how to approach them. It’s easier than you think! Wednesday, October 3 5:00-6:00pm DPC 9500 Friday, November 9 12:00-1:00pm Webinar How to Build a Career Portfolio A professional career portfolio provides you with a tremendous resource for showcasing your work skills and experiences to an employer. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to conceptualize and compile an effective portfolio. Tuesday, September 25 12:00-1:30pm SAC 151 Tuesday, October 30 3:30-5:00pm DPC 9500 Identify Your Skills and Accomplishments Skills are the currency of the job market; you get a paycheck in exchange for the skills you use in your job. Through this workshop, you’ll assess your skills,
This workshop is for working professionals, alumni, adult, and graduate students.
Workshop Location Key
DPC = DePaul Center, 1 East Jackson, Loop Campus McGaw = McGaw Hall, 802 W. Belden Ave, Lincoln Park Campus Munroe = Munroe Hall, 2312 North Clifton Avenue, Lincoln Park Campus Richardson = John T. Richardson Library, 2350 N. Kenmore Avenue, Lincoln Park Campus SAC = Schmitt Academic Center, 2320 N. Kenmore Avenue, Lincoln Park Campus Student Center = 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue, Lincoln Park Campus Teleconference & = This workshop is conducted via telephone. Check eRecruiting for details. TBD = To be decided.
Note: A number listed after the location key indicates the room or suite number.
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determine which ones you want to acquire or further develop, and identify ways to do so. Also, you’ll learn how to clearly articulate your skill set and provide solid examples of those skills in practice. Monday, September 17 10:30am-12:00pm SAC 151
iPrep – Find Your Dream Internship Workshop This workshop will help you create a strategy for applying to your dream internship. You will also learn about the University Internship Program as a way for undergraduate students to receive academic credit for an internship and fulfill the Junior Year Experiential Learning (JYEL) requirement. This workshop also meets the University Internship Program Orientation requirement. Tuesday, September 18 3:30-5:00pm SAC 151 Thursday, October, 4 11:00am-12:30pm LPC TBD Wednesday, December 5 10:00-11:30am DPC 9500 Is Graduate School Right for Me? Designed for students who are contemplating applying to graduate school, this workshop will help you decide whether graduate school is the right option for you. Learn about the application process, the financial decisions you will have to make, and resources available to help you choose and evaluate potential graduate and professional school programs. Wednesday, October 3 12:00-1:30pm SAC 151 Wednesday, October 10 3:30-5:00pm DPC 9500 Job Search Strategies in a Challenging Job Market Learn how to identify effective job search strategies in a challenging job market. Get an overview of a multitude of job search tactics and begin the process of selecting the strategies that make the most sense for you. Learn how to maximize the numerous job search resources available at DePaul and beyond. Wednesday, October 31 2:00-3:30pm DPC 9500 LinkedIn Basics for Job Searching This is a “hands on” workshop held in a computer lab. Learn the benefits of creating a LinkedIn profile, including how to make connections, get recommendations, and join industry or interest-specific groups. Learn why creating a professional online portfolio is important in today’s job market. Get tips, tricks, and etiquette for using LinkedIn for networking, job searching, and gathering career information. Please be sure to create a LinkedIn account before the workshop so you have a starting point when you attend the workshop. Wednesday, October 24 1:30-3:00pm Loop TBD Love What You Do – DePaul Interest Finder (DIF) This workshop is ideal for students who are exploring major and career options. Research
has shown a strong correlation between incorporating interests into your career planning process and ultimate workplace satisfaction. Participants will take the DePaul Interest Finder (DIF), a tailored survey designed to specifically help DePaul students explore their interests and identify related majors, student organizations, and careers. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn how your time at DePaul can be shaped to match your interests and help you work toward career satisfaction. Wednesday, October 17 1:30-3:00pm DPC 9500 Maximize Your Job & Internship Fair Experience First impressions count! Learn how to approach employers and make a lasting first impression. DePaul’s Career Center hosts multiple Job & Internship Fairs throughout the academic year with hundreds of employers looking for candidates like you. This workshop helps you maximize the Job & Internship Fair as an opportunity to showcase your skills and abilities in an active job searching forum. Tuesday, September 25 5:30-7:00pm Tuesday, October 2 3:30-5:00pm Monday, October 15 12:00-1:30pm Wednesday, October 31 12:00-1:30pm DPC 9500 SAC 151 SAC 151 DPC 9500
Twitter account created prior to attending this workshop. Tuesday, October 16 12:00-1:30pm Loop TBD
On-Campus Interviewing Orientation The 30 minute On-Campus Interviewing orientation is a prerequisite to participating in the On-Campus Interviewing Program. You must attend an orientation session prior to your first on-campus interview. The orientation will make you aware of the policies for participation in the On-Campus Interviewing Program and provide tips for successful interviewing. Please visit http://depaul.experience.com/ for specific times and locations. University Internship Program (UIP) Orientation This is a prerequisite workshop for UIP and must be completed in order to enroll in an academic internship course to earn Experiential Learning credit. The UIP orientation is geared towards students who have already secured an internship. Note: For UIP Webinars, please pre-register 2-3 days in advance via depaul.experience.com to receive online participation instructions for the session. Wednesday, September 26 11:00-12:00pm DPC 9500 Tuesday, October 9 4:00-5:00pm Webinar Tuesday, October 16 5:00-6:00pm Webinar Wednesday, October 24 11:00-12:00pm DPC 9500 Tuesday, November 6 2:00-3:00pm SAC 151 Tuesday, November 13 4:00-5:00pm Webinar Tuesday, November 20 5:00-6:00pm Webinar Thursday, November 29 2:00-3:00pm Webinar Monday, December 3 4:00-5:00pm Webinar Tuesday, December 11 3:30-4:30pm Webinar Thursday, December 13 2:00-3:00pm DPC 9500 Monday, December 17 5:00-6:00pm Webinar
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Looking for work that is intrinsically interesting and gratifying to you? The MBTI is used to assist individuals in identifying their personality strengths, preferred work environments, communication styles and career possibilities. While few occupations provide a “perfect” match between personality and work tasks, this indicator and workshop will assist you in making an informed decision. Monday, October 8 12:00-2:00pm SAC 151
Tell Me About Yourself 101 This workshop will help you build confidence in approaching and talking to potential employers at job fairs. Specifically scheduled before and during the Fall Job Fair, attendees will work on perfecting their introduction to employers. With help from DePaul’s Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) program, you will leave knowing exactly what to say when an employer says, “Tell me about yourself.” ASK is a network of DePaul alumni who volunteer as career mentors to help students prepare for a successful future. To learn more about ASK, visit http:// ask.depaul.edu. Friday, October 10:00-11:00am Friday, October 12:30-1:30pm 5 LPC Student Center TBD 5 LPC Student Center TBD
Twitter Basics for Job Searching This is a “hands on” workshop held in a computer lab. This workshop is designed to help you understand how to use Twitter for networking and job search. Learn the basics of Twitter including how to get started and who to follow as you job search. You should have a
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Debt 101: Demystifying Student Loans Loans: you know different types exist, but you don’t know exactly what they all mean. Attend this workshop to gain a deeper understanding of your student loans. Learn about the different types of student loans, how to estimate your debt load upon graduation, and what some of your repayment options may be. Tuesday, September 18 4:00-5:00pm DPC 9500 Tuesday, October 23 12:00-1:00pm Richardson 400 How’s Your Credit History? Do you know how your credit habits will affect your lifestyle? Learn important information about choosing credit cards, understanding credit reports and credit scores and managing existing credit card debt. Wednesday, October 17 12:00-1:00pm Richardson 400 Tuesday, November 6 12:00-1:00pm DPC 9500 Savings Plans that Won’t Fail We all want to save, but sticking to a savings plan can be hard. Learn some strategies for saving. This workshop will help you to set reasonable and attainable goals that can motivate you to keep your savings on track. Once you have goals in place, both savings and budgeting become easier! Thursday, November 1 4:00-5:00pm DPC 9500
Study Abroad Without Breaking the Bank Sure, studying abroad is a great opportunity but isn’t it too expensive? Learn the true costs of studying abroad. This workshop covers basics about the costs of overseas study, strategies to save for your trip and manage your money while abroad, and how to find scholarships to help finance your experience. Wednesday, September 26 4:00-5:00pm Richardson 400 Thrifty Travel Tips Looking for tips on planning a getaway without going broke? This is the workshop for you. We will review insider tips, the best times to buy, and some of the best sites to use. Thursday, October 11 4:00-4:30pm SAC 151 Monday, November 5 4:00-4:30pm DPC 9500 The Graduate’s Guide to Financial Success Graduating students: learn simple strategies for becoming financially successful. Topics covered include repayment of school loans, how to create a realistic budget for a fulltime job and credit strategies. Wednesday, September 26 12:00-1:00pm DPC 9500 Thursday, October 25 12:00-1:00pm Richardson 300 5 Tips for Financing Graduate School Are you considering graduate school but not quite sure how you will fund it? Learn about calculating total costs, funding options including loans, grants
and scholarships, and a method to determine if you are borrowing wisely. Tuesday, October 16 4:00-4:45pm DPC 9500 Introduction to Investing If you are interested in learning how to maintain and build wealth, this is the workshop series for you. Topics covered include investing basics for stocks, bonds and mutual funds. This workshop will provide you with basic knowledge and resources for making wealth a reality! Wednesday, October 3 5:30-7:00pm DPC 9500 Tuesday, October 30 5:30-7:00pm Richardson 400 Buying a Home Purchasing a home can be complicated and scary. Attend this workshop to learn what is really involved in making this big purchase. You will receive step-bystep processes to assist you in making a financially sound choice. Tuesday, October 9 12:00-1:00pm DPC 9500 Wednesday, November 7 4:00-5:00pm DPC 9500
is published quarterly by the Career Center at DePaul University. It is intended as a career planning resource for all DePaul students and alumni, and is also available in downloadable PDF format at careercenter. depaul.edu.
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For more information,contact Financial Fitness at 312-362-6482 or send an e-mail to financialfitness @depaul.edu. Visit our website at http:// financialfitness.depaul.edu
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